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Printing a text file with a MFC application

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I have a MFC application that when the user selects the menu item <PRINT REPORT> it writes a lot of formatted text to a text file. I want the program to then send the file to the default printer to be printed.  How do I do that?

I realize this is not the best way to a print a file with a MFC application.  However, I already have the text file formatted and would like to simply print that text file.
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The easiest way is to launch Notepad to print it. For example,

::ShellExecute(hWnd, _T("print"), _T("mydoc.txt"), NULL, NULL, SW_HIDE);
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Thank you very much for your help. However, I do not know how to set the windows handler (hWnd) to the notepad.  When I run the program with the line above it tries to print, but an error box pops up saying that the notepad handler is invalid.  How do I set it?
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Forget the previous comment.  My problem was related to a printer setup problem with my computer.  I have corrected the problem and everything works great.  Thank you very much.
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